DynCorp International team members provide aircraft maintenance support for C-20 aircraft at Ramstein Air Base (AB) in Germany. Recently the C-20 team was recognized for their excellent work in supporting the mission.
During a flight from Kabul, Afghanistan, to Joint Base Andrews-Naval Air Facility Washington (JBA-NAFW), a plane stopped over at Ramstein and DI team members went above and beyond to perform maintenance on the aircraft in a timely manner. The team’s hard work was acknowledged with a letter of appreciation from U.S. Navy Commanding Officer, Robert Coogan.
“They truly treated us as ‘priority one’ and it is very reassuring to see a team of professionals that is eager to provide such flawless support,” stated Coogan in the letter.
DynCorp International C-20 Program
DI serves as a subcontractor to Northrop Grumman, providing aircraft maintenance for 17 C-20s. The planes are used to transport VIP government and military officials, and also to move cargo. The aircraft are based in five locations: Joint Base Andrews-Naval Air Facility Washington in Maryland, Hickham AFB and Kaneohe Bay MCAS in Hawaii, Ramstein AFB in Germany, and Naval Air Station Sigonella in Italy. This program supports all three branches of the military – Air Force, Army, and Navy. The three-year contract was awarded in September 2009.
Ramstein Air Force Base
Ramstein Air Base, Germany, serves as headquarters for U.S. Air Forces in Europe and is also a North Atlantic Treaty Organization installation.
The host unit at Ramstein is the 86th Airlift Wing whose mission is to conduct USAFE’s only airlift, airdrop and aeromedical evacuation operations flying the C-20H, C-21, C-37, C-40B and C-130J aircraft, as well as provide combat airlift and operate the Air Force’s premier installation to enable and assure strategic capabilities.
- C-20 – The C-20 is a twin-engine, turbofan aircraft acquired to fill the airlift mission for high-ranking government and Department of Defense officials.
- C-21 – The C-21 is a twin turbofan engine aircraft used for cargo and passenger airlift. The aircraft is the military version of the Lear Jet 35A business jet.
- C-37 – The C-37A is a twin-engine, turbofan aircraft acquired to fill the worldwide special air missions for high-ranking government and Defense Department officials.
- C-40B – The C-40 B/C provides safe, comfortable and reliable transportation for U.S. leaders to locations around the world. The C-40B’s primary customers are the combatant commanders and C-40C customers include members of the Cabinet and Congress.
- C-130 – The C-130 Hercules primarily performs the tactical portion of the airlift mission, fulfilling a wide range of operational missions in both peace and war situations.